Marc Andreessen once famously said, “Software is eating the world” to refer to the software-driven innovation revolution and the need for every company to become a software company. This is more relevant now. Today, software development is highly specialized and its availability is limited to a small handful of people with classical training.
As new digital platforms come to exist, and millions of users come online for the first time, the need for content and software will only continue to increase.
If we continue to approach the development of software using current patterns, we will not be able to meet this new demand.
If the power to create software remains so prohibitively expensive, software creation will continue to trend toward centralization. A few large multinationals will outsizedly control and shape the connected experience for newly-connected populations.